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​Major Religious/Cultural Holidays 2017 and 2018

posted Aug 22, 2017, 9:49 PM by Go Apaches   [ updated Aug 26, 2017, 3:55 PM ]

The following calendar is provided to inform you of dates that may be of significant importance for our students, staff, parents, and community. Our goal is to continue to be respectful and mindful of all religions and cultures within our schools and community. Please refer to these dates before scheduling events, and avoid scheduling conflicts when possible. This calendar may also be helpful for knowing when and if students or staff may require special circumstances, e.g. late homework assignments, physical activity, nutrition requirements or restrictions. 



September
1 Eid al-Adha (Islamic)

                       20-22 Rosh Hashanah; begins sunset of Sept. 20 and ends nightfall of Sept. 22 (Jewish)

                       21 Al-Hijra/Muharram (New Year) (Islamic)

29-30 Yom Kippur; begins sunset of Sept. 29 and ends nightfall of Sept. 30 (Jewish)


October 4 Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Festival)(Chinese)

19 Diwali (Hindu)


December 12-20 Chanukah; begins sunset of Dec. 12 and ends nightfall of Dec. 20 (Jewish)

25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1, 2018 Kwanzaa (African-American)


2018

January 2 - 4 Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)


February 14 Ash Wednesday (Christian)

16 Lunar/Chinese New Year (Confucian/Taoist/Buddhist)


March         2 Holi (Hindu)

25 Palm Sunday (Christian)

30 Good Friday (Christian)

30 Passover; begins sunset of March 30 and ends nightfall of April 7 (Jewish)


April 1 Easter (Christian)

24 Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day



May            15 1st Day of Ramadan (Islamic)

29 Buddha Day/Vesak (Buddhist)


June 14-15 Eid al-Fitr (Islamic)


July 27 Dharma Day/Asalha Puja (Buddhist)


August 13-15 Obon (Buddhist)

22 Eid al-Adha (Islamic)


September 9-11 Rosh Hashanah; begins sunset of Sept. 9 and ends nightfall of Sept. 11 (Jewish)

11-12 Al-Hijra/Muharram (New Year); begins the evening of Sept. 11 and ends evening of Sept. 12 (Islamic)

18-19 Yom Kippur; begins sunset of Sept. 18 and ends nightfall of Sept. 19 (Jewish)

24 Mid-Autumn/ Moon Festival (Chinese)


November 7 Diwali (Hindu)


December 2-10 Chanukah; begins sunset of Dec. 2 and ends nightfall of Dec. 10 (Jewish)

25 Christmas (Christian)

26-Jan 1, 2018 Kwanzaa (African-American)



Note about Islamic holidays:

Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.


Sources:

Anti-Defamation League (adl.org)

Chabad.org

Timeanddate.com

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